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Shipbroker teams with Microsoft to unlock answers to the chemical trades

2020-07-09- Chemical tanker brokers SPI Marine have teamed with Microsoft in a bid to bridge the gap between data and decision-making in shipping. . . READ MORE

Maritime industry sees increasing demand for data services

2020-07-15- With digitalisation gaining traction in the maritime industry as indicated by increasing demand for satellite communication, the use. . . READ MORE
Source: Seatrade Maritime

The future of chartering

2020-06-18 –New chartering platforms with bold transformative claims have been making plenty of headlines over the last couple of years. To assess the reality over the hype Maritime CEO brought an owner, two start-ups. . . READ MORE

Oceaneering launches OceanSMART business to eliminate waste and increase transparency within bulk cargo logistics industry

2020-06-16 –Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE:OII) is proud to announce the launch of a new business, OceanSMART Cargo Logistics and Maritime Technology, which aims to eliminate waste and increase transparency. . . READ MORE

Source: Oceaneering

Norwegian students make machine learning algorithm breakthrough, beating the cape markets by 10%

2020-06-19 –Just how much machine learning algorithms can deliver to capesize earnings has been quantified in a landmark new piece of research from Bergen. For their master thesis two students at the Norwegian. . . READ MORE


2020-06-02 –Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, the CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, believes that, in rising to the meet the challenge of COVID-19, shipping has ‘turbo-charged’ its drive. . . READ MORE

China Merchants Port joins forces with Alibaba, Ant on smart project

2020-06-02 –The biggest port operator in China, China Merchants Port Group, joined forces with e-commerce giant Alibaba, and its. . . READ MORE

Digital Container Shipping Association Releases IoT Standards for Container Connectivity

2020-06-02 –The Digital Container Shipping Association has published its IoT connectivity interface standards for shipping containers. . . READ MORE

Virus Lockdown Accelerating Shipping’s Push to Go Digital

2020-05-28 –The coronavirus lockdown has accelerated a digitalisation drive in a global shipping and logistics sector. . . READ MORE


2020-06-02 –While some port communities seized the opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution and developed into full-fledged ‘smart’ ports, many others have barely. . .
Source: Bimco

Jeff Bezos invests in UK digital freight forwarder created by ex-Uber employees

2020-06-02 –Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, is among the new investors in a UK digital freight forwarder created by ex-employees from Uber. . . READ MORE

Standardization is Key to Boosting Economies of Scale

2020-05-14 –In serving the multitude of clients bringing goods from their point of origin to their point of destination, the supply chain industry may be conceived. . . READ MORE

Carriers prepare to bid farewell to the old bill of lading

2020-05-19 –The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), which features the IT expertise of the world’s top liners, is determined to consign the centuries-old bill of lading to history. . . READ MORE

Watch: BWTS extensions due to COVID-19, may be a complex process

2020-04-21 –In light of the COVID-19 pandemic situation and the USCG’s decision to extend BWTS compliance dates , Steve Candito, CEO of Ecochlor provided a brief. . . READ MORE

World Economic Forum supports blockchain for supply chain continuity

2020-04-30 –The World Economic Forum highlights the importance of technologies, such as the blockchain, to boost efficiencies. . . READ MORE

Panama Ship Registry introduces new digital services

2020-04-15-The Panama Ship Registry has introduced new digital services to enable it to give an immediate response to shipowners during the crisis created by the Covid-19 pandemic. . . READ MORE

Source: Seatrade Maritime News

Liberia conducts first ever remote flag inspection

2020-04-07 –The option to use remote inspections is a direct response to the major restrictions facing dispatching inspectors aboard ships, under current health. . . READ MORE

BV, DNV GL use remote technology to continue operations

2020-04-08 –Firstly, BV, in respect of the health and safety of their employees, deployed remote inspection, remote supervision and augmented inspection services. . . READ MORE

Grieg Star: ‘Start with the value proposition first, not the solution’

2020-03-31- On July 1 last year Matt Duke took over from Camilla Grieg as CEO of Grieg Star, one of the best known names in Norwegian shipowning. Coming from an IT background. . READ MORE

Remote Working: Tips for Shipping Companies to Sustain Business During the Coronavirus Pandemic

2020-03-19- Some of the biggest companies in the world including Oracle, Apple, Google and Amazon have already restricted travel and asked employees to work remotely. . READ MORE

The Digital Age and the Evolving Role of Ship Agents

2020-03-16- Traditionally, a ship agent (as a representative of the owner, the charterer -or both- of a visiting ship), ensures that the essential requirements for a ship visit are. . . READ MORE

New Just-In-Time Solution Tested on Cruise Ships

2020-02-20- Wärtsilä, Carnival Maritime and HVCC Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center (HVCC) have tested a new solution for. . . READ MORE

SEDNA and SHIPNEXT integrate software systems

2019-02-04- Cloud-based transaction management software company SEDNA has announced a partnership with SHIPNEXT. . . READ MORE

Track and Trace standards launched for container shipping industry

2019-01-29- The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) along with its nine member carriers, published a common set of processes. . . READ MORE

Ports Risk Losing Control of Their Place in the Logistics Chain

2020-02-04- An UNCTAD study has been released examining the digitalization of ports and the risks they face by not adopting. . . READ MORE

Operational agility in the 2020s demands blended connectivity

2019-02-03- A new report from Futurenautics and Vodafone published this week shows that 90% of shipboard data never leaves the vessel, but a blended. . . READ MORE

Understanding GPS spoofing in shipping: How to stay protected

2019-01-31- Knowing exactly where you’re sailing and where to sail next is the most important part of a vessel’s navigation which can be accomplished by the use of GPS. Yet, what happens when your GPS. . . READ MORE

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